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July 18, 2012 | Blog Post

What Happens Next to Shell's Ship that Ran Ashore?

U.S. Coast Guard divers are now on the way to Dutch Harbor, Alaska to inspect the 571-foot drill rig Noble Discoverer, which is scheduled to drill three exploratory wells in the American Arctic waters of the Chukchi Sea as early as August. The locals say it ran aground in the harbor in broad daylight on Saturday and took pictures to prove it. Shell Oil Co. says otherwise; it “lost its moorings and came close to the coast.” We’ll have to wait and see what the Coast Guard has to say about reasons for the mistake.

July 18, 2012 | Audio

Florian Schulz: Icy Adventures and Arctic Stressors

Florian Schulz, an award-winning conservation photographer whose striking images of the rapidly changing Arctic have received international recognition, discusses his work in the Arctic.

July 17, 2012 | Feature

Earthjustice Challenges Approvals of Shell Oil Spill Plans

On behalf of a coalition of conservation and indigenous rights organizations, Earthjustice is suing to challenge the federal government’s approval of Shell Oil Company’s Chukchi and Beaufort Sea oil spill response plans.

July 13, 2012 | Blog Post

Shell's Promise To Protect Arctic Lost At Sea

(Trip Van Noppen is President of Earthjustice)

Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling plans are premised on a growing legacy of broken promises regarding the company’s ability to protect the fragile Arctic from drilling impacts. And, as in the past, Shell is again asking the federal government to be lenient, accept more empty promises, and let the drilling begin.

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